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the true meaning of independence day. ♪ the soldiers in the southeastern corner of afghanistan took part in a flag-raising ceremony, complete with a military band. they were sent to afghanistan as part of president obama's troop surge. they're due to return home next month. >>> the sacrifice so many have made in the fight for freedom a stark indication this morning that more americans are unaware of the very origins of this holiday. listen to this. a new poll finds that 42% of americans don't know the u.s. declared independence, 1776, folks, and 24% don't know that we declared independence from the british. >> come on. >> most of them said they could not remember which country. >> i categorically cannot accept that. >> there you go. >> unbelievable. >> i would be curious to see what country they would pick. >> everything but britain. >> unbelievable.. >>> unbelievable. although this is of course, independence day, fourth of july. we're desperate for one day of great weather. we turn to you, stephanie roberts, from our great tampa station, wfds, in today for sam. for the very latest. step
of a murdered school girl and families of soldiers killed in afghanistan as well as families of terror victims. this took papers's 200 staffers by surprise. >> the practices of certainly individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in, and i believe in. and this company believes in. >> and there is word a former editor and a senior journalist about to be arrested and questioned. revenue from the final issue will go to charity. >> rangers will not try to capture or kill a grizzly bear that killed a hiker yesterday in yellow stone national park. a southern california man was hiking with his wife on a trail when they came face-to-face with a grizzly, and her cubs. the couple walk wade but saw the bear a second time and it charged them, killing the husband. the woman escaped serious injury. it's the first fatal attack by a bear inside of the park in 25 years. >> still to come tonight, caught in the middle of a class of check cashing scheme. >> they let the money go. now they're blaming me because i took the money out. >> next from 7 on your side, the bad c
or wife still serving overseas. tonight here abc news's mike boettcher in eastern afghanistan with some troops marking their last holiday away before coming home, and they have very simple wishes about who and what it is they want to see first when they get here. mike? >> reporter: david, it's another windy, dusty day at forward operating base shahana where soldiers from the 101st airborne have spent the past year, they missed labor day, thanksgiving, christmas, easter and memorial day. and now, there is one last holiday to get through before they go home, the fourth of july. >> blackjack where you at? >> reporter: this unit has a rich history, 101st airborne named a band of brothers during world war ii. today they took a break, knowing that home is coming soon. they can picture it. what do you miss most about home on fourth of july? >> believe it or not, my grill. >> good barbecue. >> good barbecue. >> sierra madre has a fourth of july parade every year and it's cool. everybody in the town comes out. a lot of fun. so, that's what i miss this year. >> miss the lake, definitely. green gr
and do not use fireworks. >> reporter: in afghanistan, u.s. service members celebrated america's birthday with cake. >> it's an honor to serve our country. >> reporter: and, of course, it wouldn't be fourth of july without hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. in new york, some people went a little overboard. competitive eater joey chestnut scarfed 62 hot dogs in ten minutes and won the contest. >> came out to win, did what i had to do. might be in the pepto-bismol later. >> reporter: in the first women's competition sonya thomas took home the competition eating 40 hot dogs in 10 minutes. >> i can eat something else later. >> reporter: karen travers, abc news. >> little thing. >> joey scarfed 20,000 calories. >>> that's what's making news in america. >> do stay with us for "good morning america" and have a
families, soldiers killed in afghanistan as well as bribing police for information. it took 200 staffers by surprise, employees will be able to apply forth jobs with the parent company, news international. >> i'm torn. i still feel disgusted that, you know in a distance past this, things have occurred. >> and one former editor is keeping her highly-paid position but there is word another editor and a senior journalist are set to be arrested. revenue from the final issue will go chair tie still head proposal to make you microchip your pets. >> and 9:00 to 5:00? no more. more on the change in the way americans work. yoplait light. they have great flavors like... boston cream pie, raspberry cheesecake. even though i work here, i've lost weight. wow. yeah. carry on. (announcer) 28 delicious flavors at around 100 calories each. >>> just a little bit hazy out there. you're looking at the view towards san francisco. spence jer along with a look at the forecast for us. >>> a proposed bill would require all newly adopted or impounded pets to be fitted with a microchip. today he joined pet owners
a news conference today in afghanistan wrrx he intended to discuss the withdrawal of the troops. >> what i've head raed is quite shocking someone could do this, knowing that the police were trying to find this person and trying to find out what happened. >> and she was found dead six months after she went missing and a serial killer was convicted last month. >> the los alamos nuclear lab set to reopen tomorrow now that the threat has passed. the fire has burned 121,000 acres but the lab escaped major damage. the facility were evacuated last week, residents allowed back into their homes, and officials believe the fire was spark bid a tree. >> and the most popular person on google's answer to face book. >> and a great vacation deal in exchange for your phone what. hotels are trying to talk you into. >> and a look at traffic in san jose this, is 280 at 17. moving nicely on this day after the 4th of july. stay with us. we'll be right back. >>> looking towards san francisco, ocean beach underneath clouds there. and spencer swril that for us shortly. yale university is wrapping ape record-sett
to afghanistan because it was against my islamic conditions. >> reporter: he wanted out. but military investigators say they found child pornography on his government computer. so, on the fourth of july, abdo went awol from ft. campbell, kentucky. investigators believe he came to ft. hood to stage an attack similar to major nidal hasan's rampage in 2009 that killed 13 and wounded 30. abc news has learned he told investigators he wanted to get even with the military. that he planned not to attack the post but a nearby restaurant popular with soldiers. he told investigators he planned to detonate two bombs there, then shoot any survivors. >> it seemed like he was up to something. >> reporter: his plan unraveled shortly after he got out of mark smith's cab at that gun shop. greg ebert sold him the ammunition and gunpowder, but got suspicious when he paid $250 in cash. >> we made a decision to call the police. and fortunately, it worked out well. >> reporter: officers tracked young soldier to this nearby hotel. in his room, all of that ammo, a pistol, the components to make two bombs and
not purchase, do not sell, and do not use fireworks. >> reporter: in afghanistan, u.s. service members celebrated america's birthday with cake. and of course it wouldn't be fourth of july without hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. in new york, some people went a little overboard. competitive eater joey chestnut scarfed down 6hot dogs in 10 minutes. he won his fifth straight nathan's famous hot dog-eating contest. >> i came out here to win, did what i had to do. might be eating pepto-bismol later. >> reporter: in the first-ever women's competition, sonya thomas took home the title, eating 40 hot dogs in 10 minutes. there was drama surrounding the men's competition. takeru kobayashi, another champion eert was not at yesterday's nathan's event because of a contract dispute. he staged his own event in manhattan and ate 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes. peggy and daniel, that would have broken joey chestnut's world record. >> we were talking about the technique, they dip the hot dogs -- >> in water. >> actually you see joey chestnut jumping. >> technique. just to get
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